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The Problem of Evil

By Al Serrato One of the most common challenges to the Christian worldview is the problem of evil. We see evil all around us; we need to do little more than pick up a newspaper or watch the nightly news to have our sensibilities assaulted with countless acts of senseless violence and suffering. Many are […]

Why Do Christians Tend to Align With “Conservative” Economics?

By Luke Nix Introduction A while back, I saw an intriguing question on social media from a person who is in the middle of a worldview transition. This person is concerned about why so many Christians follow conservative economic theories and not more liberal ones. As I have thought about the question more and more, […]

The Genuine Saint Nicholas

By Brian Chilton It may surprise you to discover that there really is a Santa Claus! The Santa Claus figure was taken from a genuine person of history. His name was Saint Nicholas of Myra. Earlier on BellatorChristi.com, I posted an article on this issue. However, I thought it necessary to update the article, especially now […]

7 Legit Reasons Why So Many Kids are Bored by Church

By Natasha Crain  Last Sunday, our church did its annual multilingual service, with three congregations—Mandarin-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and English-speaking—all coming together for worship. We had readings in multiple languages, and a sermon was given in Spanish with an English translator. There was no Sunday school this week, so kids joined their parents in adult church. When we […]

Was the Deity of Christ A Legendary Development?

By Ryan Leasure Skeptics of all stripes vehemently deny the deity of Christ. Besides their a priori commitment to philosophical naturalism, a major argument they put forth is that the earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was divine. Rather, this belief in his deity was a legendary development, as evidenced by the four Gospels. It’s the skeptics’ contention that the […]

Was Jesus Married?

By Mikel Del Rosario Every Christmas and Easter, I tend to get into conversations about Jesus with people who see Christianity differently. But I’ve also found that even Christians can ask questions raised by skeptics in the public square like, “Was Jesus married?” Often times, Christians find challenges to the Bible’s portrayal of Jesus in […]

Bethlehem To Bedlam

By Bob Perry If Christmas is supposed to be about “Peace on Earth,” why all the chaos and stress at this time of year? It started when we, through an ironic accident of language, warped Bethlehem into bedlam. But the history of that change is incidental to what we’ve done since then. It starts every […]

One Woman’s Quest for Straight Answers from Public Health Organizations

By Terrell Clemmons After three years’ research on traumatic brain injuries he’d seen in prematurely deceased football players, Dr. Bennet Omalu wrote a paper in 2005 detailing his findings on the syndrome he named Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). He was hopeful that NFL doctors would build on his discovery for the well-being of NFL athletes. […]

Did Paul really change his tactics after Athens and begin to take a dim view of apologetics?

By Erik Manning Some Christians have argued that apologetics is a waste of time. We aren’t supposed to be arguing with unbelievers; we’re just called to preach the simple gospel. If we’re faithful to do that, the Holy Spirit will supernaturally come to our aid — either in supernatural conviction, or performing signs and wonders […]

¿Por qué no soy Fideísta? Parte III

Por Xavier González Parte I: Definición e historia del Fideísmo. Parte II: La historia de cristianos con una fe razonable. Promotores de la Fe Razonable Como vimos anteriormente los primeros cristianos no fueron fideísta, y eso va en total contradicción con los fideístas y ciertos ateos que aseguran que la fe es ciega e irracional, […]

Reactions to John Crist’s Moral Failings Demonstrate Our Culture’s Confusion about Christianity

By Natasha Crain News broke yesterday that popular Christian comedian and YouTuber John Crist has come forth with an admission of ongoing “sexual sin and addiction struggles” after multiple women exposed years of his sexually immoral behavior. Honestly, my heart sank when I saw this. I love Crist’s videos. We watch them with our kids. […]

LGBT activist calls for “hardball” “fight” to empty the church pews of Christians

By Wintery Knight Previously, I blogged about how transgender activists shut down a discussion of transgender issues on a university campus in Canada. You might think that suppressing debate and disagreement is something that only happens north of the border. But an LGBT activist with 50,000 Twitter followers is being re-tweeted by prominent people on […]

¿Por qué no soy Fideísta? Parte II

Por Xavier González Parte I: Definición e historia del Fideísmo. Fe Razonable, ¿Histórica? Este apartado no es un comercial para el ministerio del popular filósofo americano William Craig. Lo que se pretende es indagar sobre la historia de la iglesia primitiva, esto quiere decir, ¿los primeros cristianos siempre han sido irracionales y anti-intelectuales?, ¿ellos abrazaban […]

A Review of Nancy Pearcey’s Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning

By Terrell Clemmons Nancy Pearcey knows the captivating power of secular ideas because she used to hold them herself. As a teenager, she rejected the religion of her childhood and embraced a host of “isms,” from moral relativism to scientific determinism to New Age spiritualism. But she persisted in her quest for truth, only to […]